Roman Reigns, one of the biggest names in the WWE, revealed on Monday night’s episode of Raw that he is battling leukemia.
This fantastic wrestling universal champion bore his mind in the presence of his fans on Monday Night Raw.
In making his announcement, Reigns relinquished the WWE’s “Universal Championship.”
“I’m not going to lie, I’ll take every prayer you can send my way but I’m not looking for sympathy, I’m not looking for you to feel bad for me, because I have faith,” Reigns said in the ring.
Reigns told the emotional story of his first bout with leukemia, and how WWE took a chance on him.
The whole atmosphere wore an emotional cloak as he revealed that he has lived eleven battling Leukemia which first showed up when he was twenty-two years.
In his words he promised to return to the ring after finally defeating this deadly ailment as he uttered “my real name is Joe Anoa’i” (had previously battled the disease, but had been in remission since 2008) and I’ve been living with Leukemia for eleven years..it was first diagnosed when I was twenty-two years..and I had no money also I had a child coming.. this ain’t in any way a retirement speech cause when I’m done whooping Leukemia’s ass I’ll be back home.. I will beat this, I will be back, and you will see me very, very soon,” Reigns said. ”
The crowd took to shouts, ovation and victorious chant ” Thank you Roman” Roman Reigns was later accompanied by the other members of the famous Shield Squad.
The Shield (professional wrestling) The Shield is a professional wrestling stable in WWE which consists of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins.